Shiver & Shake . . .

Posted: February 13, 2017 in Hear This . . . . !

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Listen here to this week’s edition of The Blues Come Calling:

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Well, the sunshine has disappeared and there’s been a chill in the air, but there was still a very bluesy welcome to this week’s The Blues Come Calling. It came with it’s usual mix of ‘seasoned’ favourites, new releases and the occasional preview of things to come. So, it all kicked off with a great opener, ‘Don’t Need Nobody’, from Trevor Sewell, who is no stranger to our playlists and neither is Chris Bevington, who followed on with the title track of his latest album ‘Better Start Cooking’. 

Louisiana bluesmen, Lightning Slim and Slim Harpo were there too with tracks they cut for Excello records back in day and they caused an irresistible temptation, so the Stones latest and very successful album ‘Blue & Lonesome’ got pulled out for their take on Eddie Taylor’s number ‘Ride ‘Em On Down’.

There was a little taster of the new album by Gwyn Ashton, with the wonderful title of gwyn-ashton“Raga’s, Jugs and Mojo Hands” and some excellent acoustic blues like ‘I Can Feel That Mojo Working’. Then, we returned to the great and much missed Rory Gallagher with his 1976 recording of ‘Calling Card’ . . . . a song that originally inspired the title of this show.

Calling Card
Don’t Need Nobody – Trevor Sewell (Calling Your Name – 2011)
Better Start Cooking – Chris Bevington (Better Start Cooking – 2016)
Just Made Twenty One – Lightning Slim (Excello 45 – 1955)
I’m A King Bee – Slim Harpo (You Want The King Bee – 2014)
Ride ‘Em On Down – The Rolling Stones (Blue & Lonesome – 2016)
I Can Feel That Mojo Working – Gwyn Ashton (Raga’s, Jugs & Mojo Hands – 2017)
Calling Card – Rory Gallagher (Calling Card – 1976)rory-gallagher-calling-card

Pinetop’s Pick
River’s Invitation – Alexis Korner (Sky High – 2007)

Wildfire
Empty Arms – Bad Pennies (Turned Up Again – 2016)
Words Of A Woman – Ash Wilson (Broken Machine – 2017)
My Baby’s Alright – Tweed Funk (Bring It – 2011)
Wildfire – Elles Bailey (Wildfire – 2017)
Stop Breaking Down – Larry Bragg & Time Pools (A Take On Robert Johnson – 2004)
Don’t You Call My Name – Sari Schorr (Unreleased track – 2017)elles-bailey
Chasing Snakes – Blacktop Deluxe (Presence & Gain – 2015)
Shiver & Shake – Daddy Long Legs (King For A Day – 2008)

It’s always a joy to hear from local band, The Bad Pennies, who are busy bringing the blues to people around the Garden of England and beyond with their album ‘Turned Up Again’. Then the East Midlands were calling with guitarist and singer, Ash Wilson and his new album called ‘Broken Machine’, featuring his blues ballad ‘Words Of A Woman’. American band, Tweed Funk were back with a track, ‘My Baby’s Alright’ from their 2011 album ‘Bring It’ and Larry Bragg was there too with a reworking of Robert Johnson’s ‘Stop Breaking Down’

Now, over the years, the blues have celebrated or commemorated local and national events and Elles Bailey has done just that with her new single release ‘Wildfire’, about tabloid misrepresentation of a story that spreads like wildfire. For those who like their blues with a little swing, the very talented Sari Schorr gave us an unreleased track called ‘Don’t You Call My Name’.

As time was running out, Cornwall’s own Blacktop Deluxe were welcomed back to the show with ‘Chasing Snakes’ from their 2015 album ‘Presence & Gain’, and then the closer, ‘Shiver & Shake’ from Daddy Longlegs. Then it was time to say our farewells, ever hopeful you will be back again the next time The Blues Come Calling. Until then, remember . . . have fun!

Broadcast by Cruising Radio
on 12 February 2017

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